S is for Signed!


My other Rhinebeck purchase, It Itches, signed by Franklin! Who is so photogenic. Whereas I am not (you only generally see the good pictures). I was perhaps following the advice from a mammography visit a couple years ago where the technician said to “love the camera”, and not just for her pictures for that day, but because it helps keep those neck wrinkles from showing up…. Note to self: don’t lift your chin so high, it makes you look piggy nosed!

I told Franklin I thought maybe he thought I was some sort of weird blog stalker because he never responded when I told him the dream of mine he was in… he chuckled. And since you know you want to know… Here it is,

I go to his house (which was one of my old houses). He says “Oh good, you’re here, you can help me choose a watch”. And then we sat around in some living room looking at a watch catalog and discussing the merits of watches with faces, where you feel that time is continuous and circular versus digital watches, where you feel that time is linear and has a beginning and an end. We may also have been knitting. There were a few other people there too. After a bit, a rather snarky woman (his roommate) comes into the room and declares “OK, all of you, out now”. (DOLORES??) So I gather up my things, and realizing I can be careless, I look in the couch cushions and also under the couch. Where, when I lift the couch skirt, Lo! and Behold! There is a row of neatly stacked hand knit socks, maybe 3 or 4 pairs high and maybe 10 or 15 wide, all with color work like Latvian socks… and the aroma of lanolin came wafting out from under the couch.

I don’t think he really is a big sock knitter, so I don’t know where that came from. Maybe they were Dolores’s.

We are still without a usable PC at home. Wah Wah Wah. So this is just a quick post and I hope to catch up on some blog reading soon! My last Rhinebeck purchase is not photo-worthy, a couple of dye packets for another dyeing experiment.

8 Responses so far

  1. 1

    kmkat said,

    October 29, 2008 @ 7:07 pm

    You are so photogenic! We are all too hard on ourselves. Hope your computer problems resolved themselves soon.

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    Chris said,

    October 29, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

    Hee hee – I do that, too, tip my head to far and then look odd. Hope you get the computer stuff sorted out soon…

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    Sara said,

    October 30, 2008 @ 8:37 am

    it wouldn’t matter how i tip my head… i’m not photogenic at all!!

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    mollybee said,

    October 30, 2008 @ 9:41 am

    I am SO jealous! Franklin only lives a couple of hours south but I always seem to zig when he zags so I haven’t met him yet! Hopefully I’ll get to a book signing soon! How are YOU doing?

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    Vicki said,

    October 30, 2008 @ 10:31 am

    OMG, I love dreams like that. I had one YEARS ago about the drive-thru at the bank — Glen Campbell was there, singing “Wichita Lineman.” I have absolutely how any of it was connected, but it humors me to this day.

    You look great — like you’re having FUN!!

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    Emily said,

    October 30, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    Franklin just seems like such a fun guy.

    Maybe those are Harry’s socks.

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    Jennifer said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 11:27 am

    How fun! I just got his book, and it’s very fun.

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    Julie said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    I’m still waiting for Franklin’s book to arrive (your post just promted an email to Interweave Press).

    What a funny dream!

    I am so far behind on blog reading that I don’t think I’ll ever catch up and I don’t even have computer problems to blame it on! I hope your computer issues are all cleared up soon.

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